Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:28

April 9 – April 15, 2022

COURT

Jason M. Lafountain, 39, of Greenfield, was sentenced April 8 to 30 days jail, 5 years’ probation, and served order for no ownership of animals for 30 years, after pleading to aggravated cruelty to animals, first charged September 2021 in Greenfield.

Taylor C. Hatch, 36, of Moreau, pleaded April 8 to felony grand larceny, as charged November 2021 in Hadley. 

John Kasaj, 22, of Waterford, was sentenced April 8 to 2 to 6 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony burglary, as charged October 2020. 

Brandon L. Griffith, 20, of the Bronx, pleaded April 8 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, as charged in January in Wilton. 

Michael Siddon 53, pleaded April 7 to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, a felony, as charged in 2021 in Stillwater. Sentencing June 9. 

Thomas Tedesco, 42, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 7 to a 5-year-term of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a weapon, as charged June 2021. 

Blake Hefflin, 20, of Malta, was sentenced April 7 to a three-year-term of probation, after pleading to assault in the third-degree, and boating while intoxicated, in connection with a July 4 boating incident on Saratoga Lake. 

Demetrius L. Anderson, 32, of Clifton Park, was sentenced April 6 to 5 years of probation and 25 hours of community service, after pleading to felony DWI, charged October 2021. 

Cedar Lofland, 49, of Queensbury, was sentenced April 6 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged July 2021 in Northumberland. 

Michael Taylor, 31, of Schuylerville, was sentenced April 6 to 6 months incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged April 2021 in Wilton. 

POLICE

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 4 with petit larceny. 

Hayden Holland, 28, of Denver, Colorado, was charged April 4 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, refusal to take breath test, and two driving violations. 

Larry Fritts, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 3 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and moving from lane unsafely. 

Anthony Sales, 41, of Troy, was charged April 2 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree. 

Nasseem Coleman, 22, of Albany, was charged April 2 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, and three driving related violations. 

On April 6, the New York State Police in Clifton Park charged 30-year-old Craig R. Derusso and 34-year-old Emily N. Roerig, both of Clifton Park, each with two counts criminal possession of stolen property (felony), identity theft in the third-degree, and conspiracy in the fifth-degree, on the suspicion of using a stolen debit card. 

Christina Jones, 33, of Guilderland, was charged April 2 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest. 

Deion Taylor, 22, of Poughkeepsie, was charged April 2 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. 

Domonique Gilliam, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 31 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Randy Jones, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 29 with two counts criminal trespass.

Evan Jenkins, 18, of Gansevoort, was charged March 29 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Antonio Randolph, 23, of Cohoes, was charged March 27 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct/ violent behavior. 

Ashley R. Donovan, 26, of Greenfield Center, was charged April 11 with criminally negligent homicide, endangering the welfare of a child, and speeding, in connection with a motor vehicle crash last year. At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2021, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 9N and Lanie Drive in the town of Greenfield. Six people, including three children, suffered various injuries and all were transported to area hospitals. One of the injured, 62-year-old Diane Welch, succumbed to her injuries after arriving at Albany Medical Center. An investigation of the cause of the crash by the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit, determined that Donovan was operating a 2015 Nissan Rogue northbound on State Route 9N at a speed of 91 MPH with four passengers in her vehicle, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Welch, who was operating a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Lanie Drive, entered the intersection with the intention to travel southbound on State Route 9N when her vehicle was struck by Donovan’s vehicle, authorities said.   Donovan was arraigned in the town of Greenfield Court and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to appear again at a later date, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The other patients injured in the crash were treated and subsequently released from hospitals. 

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